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Liturgical and cultural activities organized during the festival of the Virgen del Cisne be held on Saturday 28th August (06/08/2010)

The councilman of Social Welfare and Citizenship, Juan Carrion, and the president of the Association of Integration and Service to the Immigrant Community of Murcia (ADIPSAI) Delmira Jimenez, accompanied by the honorary member of this Association, John Smith, and representatives of the social fabric of immigrants from the town, presented the program of activities organized during the festival of the Virgen del Cisne, which will be held on August 28

This initiative, promoted ADIPSAI, to recover the traditions and customs of Ecuador, provides a series of events dominated the traditions and customs of this country, which will help to promote integration between the different cultures that inhabit the municipality, as reported by the mayor,

The programming includes liturgical celebrations and cultural activities and sports.

In this sense, citizens of Ecuadorian origin have taken the initiative to celebrate the holiday in the locality of the Virgen del Cisne, which ceased to be celebrated for three years, and with this gesture, the immigrant wanted to take a step towards cultural and social integration among Latin American and Spanish citizens, according to Carrión said.

The ADIPSAI president, who thanked the cooperation from the City of Totana, said that through this celebration is to improve the social and religious image of the Virgen del Cisne, give out your real story totanera society and achieve totaneros parishioners fusion and Ecuadorians as well as the union of all through the Catholic faith, fraternity and reciprocity.

In this regard, reported that the Virgin of the Swan is one of the most revered images of Ecuador and devotion not only found among those living in the Swan, but expands around the country and countries like Peru and Colombia, New York and Madrid.

The Virgin of the Swan is named as part of the tradition that began in Europe with members of the so-called "Order of the Knights of the Swan", which rose temples in honor of the Virgin Mary at the mountaintop, under the care of the Franciscan Fathers.

The apparition of the Virgin dating from the Swan of October 12, 1594, date in which Ecuador was hit by a drought and plague, which caused the migration of Ecuadorians.

Finally, Delmira Jimenez acknowledged the collaboration of the Illustrious Cabildo Processions of Totana Superior and the two local parishes, which have collaborated in organizing the ceremonies.

The program of events will begin with the celebration of sports on the sports court, "the dusty" at 15:00 am and continue at 20:00 with the celebration of the Eucharist in honor of the Virgen del Cisne in Ecuador Parroquia de Santiago and 21:00 pm will be a procession with the image of the Virgin through the streets of the Constitution Plaza, Bridge.

Pilar, Don José María, Plaza de Miguel Marín, Avenida Santa Eulalia, San Antonio, Bridge and Plaza de la Constitution.

But apart from the liturgy, the immigrant has organized various activities to show the artistic skills and cultural skills of the South American people, all enlivened with traditional country music that will take place once the procession will travel through the main streets the locality.

Finally, the council congratulated all the groups and entities involved in carrying out this initiative and encouraged all people to enjoy these two days of festivities.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Fotos:

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